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  1. Family: 100%



Hourly ($250/hour)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jill A Salmi

    I endorse Pat as a highly skilled family law attorney. I have known Pat for over 20 years, both as opposing counsel and more recently as a mediator where she represented one of the parties. I have observed her to be a knowledgeable and diligent advocate who cares about her clients.


    Jill Salmi Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ruth Laura Edlund

    I have known Pat since the late 1980's when we were both litigation associates in a Very Large Law Firm in Seattle. Pat now owns her own practice. Pat brings a keen analytical mind as well as compassion--and a broad range of life experience--to bear with grace on the thorniest of family law matters. Pat will not be a pushover as your lawyer, but neither will she create animosity where none exists. I endorse this lawyer.


    Ruth Edlund Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

7016 35th Ave Ne
Seattle, WA, 98115-5917


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Random Acts of Professionalism AwardWashington State Bar Association2011
Executive Notes and Comments EditorWashington Law Review1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Patrice M. Johnston2001 - Present
Associate attorneyBogle & Gates1987 - 1999
Legislative AssistantU. S. Senator Slade Gorton1985 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
King County Bar Association, Family LawMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee ProgramMentor2008 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Washington Family Law DeskbookAttorney Fees2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Puget SoundEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Parenting Plans and EvaluationsParenting Plans and Evaluations2011
The Ethics of AspirationEthics2003
Practical Guide to Preparing a Child Custody Case for Washington ParalegalsChild Custody2002
Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements in the 21st CenturyMarital Settlement Agreements1999